Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association
Blanche J. Martin Scholarship
Blanche J. Martin Biography:
An outstanding educator all of her life, Blanche J. Martin was a principal, a director of education, an assistant superintendent for elementary education, and a regional superintendent of schools in Winnebago and Boone counties.
She received many awards beginning when she was a student teacher at Lincoln College in 1939 and continuing through her years as an assistant superintendent for the Rockford Public Schools and as the Regional Superintendent in our two adjacent counties. Ms. Martin died in 2007 leaving to the Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association an endowment to be used for scholarships.
Her wishes are that the scholarships be awarded to recipients who will become teachers in elementary schools.